Marilyn Manson

'Age' Before Beauty

CheeksMarilyn Manson's new Interscope album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," arrives this week. The set, produced by Manson and Tim Skold, is led by the single "mOBSCENE." Says Manson, "This album is about expression. The imagination and personality of the individual cannot be trapped by small minds or defined by any one person. The genius of art finds sanctuary among children and madmen to survive. That, is who we are."

"Grotesque" is Manson's first album since the departure of longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, who was replaced by Skold. Manson collaborated on the album artwork with artist Gottfried Helnwein. Plans are afoot for their work to be exhibited in museums worldwide at some point in the future.

Manson is among the headliners for the 2003 edition of Ozzfest, which kicks off June 28 in San Antonio. The artist is also working on the score for New Line Cinema's remake of the 1970s horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."